In Kidville's art classes, making a mess isn't just allowed—it's positively encouraged. Smearing, splattering, and dirty hands are the name of the game in My Big Messy Art Class, during which youngsters can express themselves using tactile media such as dough, paint, and last season's fad toys. The center's classes touch on topics beyond art, too, teaching athletic skills and music to kids ages six and younger. To complement the structured enrichment, Kidville also hosts open-play sessions, as well as birthday parties with themes ranging from crafting to dinosaurs.
The green technology is a relatively new alternative to the older chemical-based dry-cleaning systems, some of which contained carcinogenic compounds and others of which contained baby drool. Protect yourself from these hazardous chemicals while simultaneously protecting clothing as the CO2 cleaning takes place at room temperature so it won't shrink or fade clothing, or heat-infuse stains into the fabric. The process also captures all of its own carbon emissions to be reused elsewhere.
VIttorio's Pizza Bistro's staff embraces tradition, from its brick-oven-fired pizzas with crusts prepared fresh daily to the gingham tablecloths reminiscent of classic pizzerias. In the kitchen, cooks decorate the pies with traditional sausage and pepperoni, and can also add more inventive ingredients such as buffalo chicken or taco-style toppings. Each pizza can be ordered sans sauce or cheese, and gluten-free or whole-wheat crusts are available as well. And though pizza is in the name, it's not the restaurant's only specialty. Celebrating several regions of Italy, the dishes on the chicken, veal, and seafood menu include such staples as veal marsala, chicken cacciatore, and shrimp scampi.
The educators at Hudson Learning Center know that all students have their own strengths and weaknesses. That's why the center's tutoring process begins with an assessment, during which the center's tutors identify specific areas for improvement and create challenging yet obtainable goals. Then—during either private or group sessions—they work with pupils to improve skills in math, reading, history, or pretty much any other subject. They can also help older students prepare for important tests, like the SAT and ACT.
In addition to their structured tutoring, Hudson Learning Center's staff hosts an after-school homework help program. From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., tutors stand ready to help students complete assignments, study for exams, or wait out the necessary quarantine periods after cooties outbreaks.
The Sofia family boasts a New York City heritage stretching back more than a century. In 1880, the family’s ancestral patriarch, Theodoro, emigrated to The Bronx from Italy, joining millions of others in search of a new life and streets flowing with apple pie and hot dogs. After marrying his childhood sweetheart, he bought a stable with his three sons, eventually transforming it into a moving and storage business in 1910. The growing business weathered the Depression and two world wars, and gained prestige when its movers were trusted to transport the Mona Lisa to the Met, to shuttle the King Tut exhibit around the country, and to move the Atlantic Ocean to the East Coast. The family eventually phased out its moving services in favor of storage facilities, which are still run by third-generation Sofias. Today, the company's four storage locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn safely store closet overflow from New Yorkers' oft-cramped apartments. Each facility hosts lockers and storage rooms that range in size from 4’x4’ spaces to entire floors, and boast amenities such as natural-gypsum or terra cotta lining. An outside security company monitors each building at all times, and renters can opt to buy a lock or bring their own. Storage tips, packing materials for sale, and the option of custom shelving in each unit help patrons pack their belongings with long-lasting care, while easy access and complimentary use of hand carts facilitate stuff retrieval.
Signature service: Organic Produce & Food Delivery
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Brands Used: Only organic items
Pro Tip: We only sell certified organic items. We bring the farmers market to your door.
Describe a time your services really changed a client's life for the better.
People now are really starting to realize exactly what is in the food they eat. By using our service it is not only convenient, as we deliver the product to your door, but its affordable and changes your life to a healthy lifestyle by eating organic healthy food.
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
I change peoples eating habits for a healthier lifestyle. I love knowing I am supplying people with food that's organic, the way food should be: GMO free and certified organic.
How is your approach different than that of other professionals in your field?
We deliver the product to your door. We only sell certified organic items, and we have the "small business" mentality. We are not a huge corporation where a customer gets lost in translation, we like the mom and pop feel.